Michigan Reading Association
Promoting Literacy Across Michigan
Featuring Steven Layne, Kirby Larson, E.B. Lewis, and Sharon Draper
Energy. When I think of energy I think of two-year-old toddlers’ constant movement and vigorous activity. Toddlers seem to have more capacity for movement than many adults. I compare toddlers to Michigan Reading Association because MRA has an endless supply of energy. MRA has a large capacity for vigorous literacy activity. Consider our Summer Literature Conference, energizing nearly 200 Michiganders in July with ideas for reading, writing, and literature.
Thank you for joining us for our 58th Annual Conference. We hope you enjoyed your time in Grand Rapids, and that you walked away feeling refreshed and challenged! We hope you will join us next year for our 59th Annual Conference, United We Read, United We Write, March 27-30, 2015.
PLUG IN to Reading, Writing & Thinking
Michigan Reading Association 58th Annual Conference
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Research-to-Practice Institute: March 14, 2014
Annual Conference: March 15-17, 2014
Join us for an unforgettable MRA conference with inspirational speakers, educators, authors and special events!
Featuring: RJ Palacio, Cris Tovani, Sharon Draper, Jim Burke, Laura Robb, Penny Kittle, Jeff Anderson, Smokey Daniels, Frank Serafini, Donalyn Miller, Alan Sitomer, Michael Cirelli, Dick Allington, Mary Bigler, James Bucky Carter, Kara Clayton, Pat Edwards, Jane Feber, Troy Hicks, and more.
Featured Authors: Ellen Airgood, Kimberli Bindschatel, Karen & Darrin Brege, Todd Day, Matt Faulkner, Wendy Halperin, Lisa Wheeler, and more.
Rockstar Luncheon - mingle with your favorite featured speakers at this Cash & Carry style luncheon (free admission ticket required)
Luncheon with the Authors & Illustrators - an old conference favorite with a new twist. Enjoy lunch with our featured authors and illustrators ($29).
Nerdy Book Club Barbeque Buffet - have a BBQ picnic with our Nerdy Book Club friends, Donalyn Miller & Colby Sharp ($27).
Young Authors' Luncheon - celebrate the young authors featured in our 2014 Kaleidoscope book ($25).
Consider joining us Friday, March 14 for our Pre-Conference, Research-to-Practice Institute, Meaning Making: Composing and Comprehending Complex Texts in the 21st Century, featuring Dr. Kylene Beers. For more information click here.
Join us in honoring and celebrating Young Authors around Michigan. The Michigan Reading Association invites a deserving student from YOUR school to become a published author! For more information click here.
Grand Rapids - find things to do while visiting
BRINGING MONDAY BACK!!
We are bringing Monday back, and it will feature 90 minute interactive technology workshops, as well as the return of High School Day, which will be an opportunity for local high school students to participate in hands-on workshops.
More information to come!